2019 Tour de France
|2019 UCI World Tour, race 25 of 38|
|Distance||3,460 km (2,150 mi)|
The 2019 Tour de France will be the 106th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's three grand tours. The start of the 2019 Tour (known as the Grand Départ) will be in Brussels in honour of the 50th anniversary of the first Tour de France win of Eddy Merckx. It will be the second time the Grand Depart will take place in Brussels and will be the fifth Belgian Grand Depart. The Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) presented the Grand Depart in a special conference in January 2018. The opening stage will visit Charleroi and loop back to Brussels, to connect the regions of Flanders and Wallonia in a stage.
The 18 UCI WorldTeams are automatically invited to the race. On 10 January 2018, organisers of the Tour, the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), announced two of the four second-tier UCI Continental Circuits that received a wildcard invitation to participate in the event. The two teams are Cofidis from France and Belgium's Wanty–Groupe Gobert, both of which have participated in the race before.
The teams entering the race will be:
UCI Professional Continental teams
|1||6 July||Brussels to Brussels via Charleroi||192 km (119 mi)||Flat stage|
|2||7 July||Brussels-Royal Palace to Brussels-Atomium||27 km (17 mi)||Team time trial|
|3||8 July||Binche to Epernay||214 km (133 mi)||Flat stage|
|4||9 July||Reims to Nancy||215 km (134 mi)||Flat stage|
|5||10 July||Saint-Dié-des-Vosges to Colmar||169 km (105 mi)||Medium mountain stage|
|6||11 July||Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles||157 km (98 mi)||Medium mountain stage|
|7||12 July||Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saône||230 km (143 mi)||Flat stage|
|8||13 July||Mâcon to Saint-Étienne||199 km (124 mi)||Hilly stage|
|9||14 July||Saint-Étienne to Brioude||170 km (106 mi)||Medium mountain stage|
|10||15 July||Saint-Flour to Albi||218 km (135 mi)||Hilly stage|
|16 July||Albi||Rest day|
|11||17 July||Albi to Toulouse||167 km (104 mi)||Flat stage|
|12||18 July||Toulouse to Bagnères-de-Bigorre||202 km (126 mi)||High mountain stage|
|13||19 July||Pau to Pau||27 km (17 mi)||Individual time trial|
|14||20 July||Tarbes to Col du Tourmalet||117 km (73 mi)||High mountain stage|
|15||21 July||Limoux to Foix||185 km (115 mi)||Medium mountain stage|
|22 July||Nîmes||Rest day|
|16||23 July||Nîmes to Nîmes||177 km (110 mi)||Flat|
|17||24 July||Pont du Gard to Gap||206 km (128 mi)||Medium mountain stage|
|18||25 July||Embrun to Valloire||207 km (129 mi)||High mountain stage|
|19||26 July||Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Tignes||123 km (76 mi)||High mountain stage|
|20||27 July||Albertville to Val Thorens||131 km (81 mi)||High mountain stage|
|21||28 July||Rambouillet to Paris (Champs-Élysées)||127 km (79 mi)||Flat|
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- "2019 Tour de France Grand Depart routes revealed - Cyclingnews.com". cyclingnews.com. 2018-01-16.
- "Cofidis and Wanty-Groupe Gobert awarded Tour de France wildcard places". www.cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
- Windsor, Richard (25 October 2018). "Tour de France 2019 route revealed: Five summit finishes to celebrate 100th anniversary of the yellow jersey". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 18 December 2018.